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Latitude: 50.4149 / 50°24'53"N
Longitude: -4.3718 / 4°22'18"W
OS Eastings: 231587
OS Northings: 59916
OS Grid: SX315599
Mapcode National: GBR NK.RBVJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 17QY.QLT
Entry Name: Tomaland
Listing Date: 16 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140539
English Heritage Legacy ID: 62072
Location: St. Germans, Cornwall, PL12
Civil Parish: St. Germans
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: St Germans Group Parish
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 35 NW
House, divided into 2 cottages. Circa early-mid C18. Slate rubble with cob
under the eaves. Steeply pitched corrugated iron roof with gable ends;
originally probably thatched. Projecting gable end stacks at either end
with set-offs and slate weathering, heightened in brick in the C19.
Plan: either a 2-room plan houe converted to a pair of one-room plan
cottages, or originally a pair of one-room plan cottages. On either side of
the plastered stud central partition is a straight flight of stairs rising
from the back of the house, and at the front on either of the central
partition is a doorway. Each room is heated from a gable end stack, the left
hand fireplace has a cloam oven. The first floor rooms appear to be
unheated. The full-width outshut at the back is an addition of late C18 or
early C19 and contains 2 shallow unheated service rooms, probably added when
the house was converted into a pair of cottages.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Almost symmetrical. 2 widely spaced windows on the
ground and first floor near the end of the front, retaining their C18 or
early C19 2-light casements with glazing bars and L-shaped hinges on pintles.
The first floor left 2-light casement has been altered slightly. A very
small single light window on first floor to left of centre. There may have
been a similar single light window on first floor to right of centre which
has been blocked. All the windows are in their original small openings with
wood lintels and slate cills. 2 doorways to right and left of centre, the
left-hand with C19 plank door, the right hand door removed, but both have
wrought iron hinge pintles. The pair of doorways is now enclosed in a C20
corrugated iron porch. An C18 or C19 small single casement with glazing bars
in the left-hand gable end towards the front with a wood lintel and slate
cill. There are no windows in the original rear wall but 2 doorways and a
cupboard in another opening which may have been inserted later when the
outshut was added. The rear outshut is built into the bank of the rear and
has small windows below the eaves at the back; the lean-to roof has been
Interior: plastered stud partition wall at the centre. Only the right hand
of the 2 straight stairs on either side of the partition survives. The first
floor is supported on closely spaced waney and slightly chamfered cross
beams. The fireplace at the right hand end has a cambered timber lintel and
a late C19 simple wooden chimneypiece and an oven with an iron door. The
left hand room has a fireplace, its lintel replaced with a brick arch, and it
has a blocked cloam oven. The floors of both rooms are paved in slate.
Roof: The roof space is ceiled, but in the first floor rooms the feet of the
principal rafters are exposed, and rest on the wall-plate.
Built on a sloping site with higher ground level at the back and to the
Listing NGR: SX3158759916
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